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Mortron    2

Hello. I recently discovered an issue of Game Players (January 1995) in my garage in very good condition. I scanned it and posted it on 4chan's videogame board for fun, and thought to see if there was an archive service when I stumbled on your site. Upon looking at your catalog, you are missing the issue in question. I do not intend to become a permanent member of this community, sorry. I just need to be told how to format the files and how to upload them. If there is a page on this site that describes this process, I'd appreciate a link because I couldn't find it. Otherwise, if a more permanent member wishes to compile and submit, I could just put them all on a google drive or a zip file and send. Currently the pages are 5100x6600 pixel res, with each page saved as a separate .jpg file. In total it's 408 megabytes.

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E-Day    699

There used to be a whole tutorial on this covering the whole process from debinding magazines to uploading them, but that was a while ago and a lot has changed since then.

I can definitely compile and edit (if necessary) and submit the issue to the site. Just leave it somewhere I can retrieve it and I will put it up for you!

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Mortron    2

Sorry, I got into a bad car accident and been dealing with a lot lately. Fortunately, that's behind me now and I can post a link to my scans.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_PpOHA1YpiTbk1kMWt4VmNPM1k&usp=sharing

It should be all there in a zipped file. Be wary, it's big, and hopefully it meets the standards of the site. Otherwise, just ignore that I ever posted it. I mean, the pictures are clear and the writing is legible, so hopefully it's useable. I'm glad that sites exist like this to record old game magazines. Even just flipping through it loosely, the whole culture of the magazine is like a relic of a bygone era. It's a refreshing time when games were creative and made by enthusiasts for an enthusiast audience. Wish we could go back to a time like that.

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E-Day    699

They are huge indeed...600dpi :). It's not in a zip file, or at least i don't see the zip, so i installed Google Drive and am downloading each image that way. Taking a quick look, I am noticing a lot of blurring where the spine is on quite a few pages. That is to be expected with a perfect bound magazine that isn't debound. I am not sure if we will be able to post it. Maybe it can go up as a temporary scan until another one is created. I don't want the time you spent scanning it to go to waste.

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Mortron    2

Yeah, I knew it was a longshot. You guys have very high standards, looking at some of the posted scans. Sadly, I didn't take the time to debind it, and for some reason my scanner has a blur down the middle. The only alternative would be to mail you the magazine IRL, but I'm sorry, I'm not going to take the time and money to do that. Either way, it's there, and if someone comes around with a better scan (I don't know how big this community is) feel free to trash it for one with actual quality.

I'll probably log out and not come back, unless I discover another ancient game mag and feel like doing another storytime for 4chan. Maybe I'll try debinding it next time. Thanks for the help so far, and I hope this project continues for a long time.

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